Golden Gate Bridge view from the coastal trail

Baker Beach is a public beach that lies on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest part of San Francisco. This hike begins at the south trail, it follows the coastal trail from the Sutro Baths to the Golden Gate Bridge and back.


The coast trail goes to the Golden Gate Point, where the Golden Gate Bridge connects with the Marin County. Then it goes on southward towards the Seacliff peninsula, the Legion of Honor Museum and the Sutro Baths. A small portions of this hike are in an urban setting.


This beach is popular for fishing and shore recreation. Battery Chamberlin, built in 1904, has an operational “disappearing” gun. The views from Lands end toward the Golden Gate are fabulous (if it’s not foggy). The northernmost end of Baker Beach is frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers.

Baker Beach
Baker Beach
Baker Beach
Baker Beach
Baker Beach


5 miles

3 hours hike (minimum)

800 feet of elevation (+100 steps stairs)

Accessible to athletic kids (8+) and adults



Pole rental & hiking guide

Nordic Walking by Alexia™ introduction

Include: Technique, warming up, and stretching

Nuts snacks during the hike



Free parking

Parking on 25th Ave bus stop

Bowley St, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA

Toilets available during the hike

Baker beach